Intuit Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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Pros
  • Work/life balance is awesome in Intuit (in 327 reviews)

  • Employee friendly company with great benefits to offer (in 154 reviews)

Cons
  • Too much "work life balance" at times (in 51 reviews)

  • You get the message from upper management that everything is going well; middle management does not take care of employees anymore (in 45 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    Best place I have ever worked!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intuit full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I could right a novel about how great intuit is to work for, but I'm going to keep it short and sweet with a few bullet points. - the people are incredibly smart and incredibly nice - the compensation is the best in the area - they truly care about their employees - it should be your goal to work here

    Cons

    I really am struggling to think of any... It can be quite seasonal based work so some ups and downs in workload

    Advice to Management

    Ummm whatever you are doing is working! Keep it up!


  2. I love it

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Center NOC in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Center NOC in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intuit full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really laid back environment and manager's are easy to talk to about concerns. They have a great bonus system and tend to hire top performers which makes going to work much better when you have people doing their share of the work.

    Cons

    Would be nice to have a food credit for at least one of the meals.

    Advice to Management

    Hire up management should spend a little more time with lower employees in a one on one meeting - lunch or just a casual meeting over coffee and a bagel..


  3. oracle production support database administrator

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Oracle Database Administrator in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Oracle Database Administrator in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Intuit full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a very Organized company

    Cons

    There's nothing really negative about this company

    Advice to Management

    Management should keep doing what they are doing


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  5. Insane benefits. Great talent. Pathetic leadership decisions. Horribly frequent re-org.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Intuit full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You will love this company if you are working for a critical product of the company. Benefits are insane. $600 gym membership reimbursement. $1.25 401K contribution for every $1 upto 10K per annum. Company is great for people who are interested in working on big data problem, rapid application development (using Python and Node.js) and traditional J2EE applications.

    Cons

    Horrible re-org strategy which hinders productivity. Company's leaders make bad decisions which forces re-organization with lay offs every year. Too many internal budget cuts just to make wall street happy. No job security as it is almost 100% guaranteed you will be booted out of the company if you are working for a product in the company which does not generate enough revenue. There is no work life balance if you are working on a critical product.

    Advice to Management

    Hire passionate and honest people in the higher an middle management.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Company wants loyalty, doesn't give loyalty

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intuit full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good products On-Site Gym and Cafe Great facility Great co-workers Great benefits

    Cons

    Intuit recently went through several rounds of a RIF (reduction in force). It's obvious that employees with high tenure were selected - most with 10+ years. Politics have begun to run rampant - especially within IT. The current SVP of IT has created an environment of fear, uncertainty and doubt.

    Advice to Management

    Look real hard at what you have created and what the supposed value proposition is, you've strayed from that path. Brad, the CEO says all the right things and I honestly believe in him however he appears to have a blind spot in the IT organization.


  7. Good Campus to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Cafeteria is great! The subsidized Eat Right option is an awesome value.

    Cons

    Scattered work group makes learning Development System a pain.


  8. A solid company with very demanding work hours

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good benefits. Business is fairly stable. A nice campus and office layout.

    Cons

    Extremely demanding hours during tax season. Employees are expected to sacrifice family and personal life for several months every year to work evenings and weekends. Too many middle managers result in slow and inefficient decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop burning out employees by understaffing teams.


  9. Still growing

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer In Test in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer In Test in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intuit (More than a year)

    Pros

    Change is happening. Seems to be focused on getting high quality talent.

    Cons

    Many people in high level positions that do not have the qualifications, leading to more work by the competent employees.


  10. One of the best in San Diego

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Security Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Information Security Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Intuit full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Fellow employees, tons of great people on campus who are passionate about work and about life - The campus is great, nice amenities, fantastic on site gym - Benefits are very competitive - Salaries appear to be in-line with the industry, but Mountain View based employees do make more

    Cons

    - Pockets of the company are very "political" and navigating around such an environment can be challenging, not as bad in San Diego - Perception is the key to getting promotions. At the higher end, it's about how you are perceived more so than the quality or content of your work - Can be pretty ruthless with RIF's - Way too many managerial positions and levels of management

    Advice to Management

    Cut back on the number of managers and directors (expand the pay banding if you need to). There are far too many layers of management for the amount of employees we have in the company.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Good perks, management needs improving

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CA - California in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - CA - California in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Good benefits. Nice workplace services. Work is slow, not crazy all the time. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Too much politics. The performance evaluation strictly depends on who you smooch, who you are best friends with. Not much regard for talent or work. Management talks a lot about developing leaders, but ends up with people pleasers and people of influence. Mostly low level employees are impacted in the process.

    Advice to Management

    Intuit needs a cultural refit. Politics, rumors, people pleasing is no way to judge the direction of a company and its employees. In successful organizations, the approach to management and appraisal is to be able to get beyond the superficial impression, and to make sure people's contributions are identified and recognized, regardless of whether they have connections in the company or whether they are shouting from the rooftops.



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